Hot Water Tank Seismic Strapping
Because hot water tanks are tall and heavy they are vulnerable to being overturned by earthquake forces. If your hot water tank is no properly braced, it can topple over during an earthquake, causing:
- A broken water line and flooding.
- A broken gas line and gas leak;
- An electrical fire
- A fire resulting in major damage to your home and;
- You lose 50 Gallons of drinkable water, which maybe critical in an emergency.
Hot water tank seismic strapping involves the use of straps, spacers, and screws which are used to secure it to wall framing. The number one reason you want your tank available is so you have 50 gallons of potable water available to drink as basic services will be unavailable.
All our crew is certified by Hilti to professionally and accurately install Hilti anchors. These anchors, which include several varieties, are the highest quality products we’ve found to support heavy, dynamic loads, such as seismic and shock loads.